The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism - Deborah Baker, Patricia Baker

Margaret Marcus was a secular Jew in Mamaroneck, N.Y., before she grew fascinated with Islam and moved to Pakistan in 1962, taking the name Maryam Jameelah and becoming one of the pre-eminent Islamic voices, writing blistering critiques of Western materialism and secularism. Deborah Baker, who discovered the archive of Marcus’s papers in the New York Public Library, carefully reconstructs her life after she reached Lahore, using letters Marcus sent to her parents and articles she published in Islamic magazines. In The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism (Graywolf, $23), Baker assembles the pieces of a singularly perplexing life that has proven stranger than fiction. Baker delivers not just a riveting and disturbing biographical account but an illuminating tale about the meeting of West and East and the role of women under orthodox Islam.

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ISBN: 9781555976279
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 4th, 2012

Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson

Given unprecedented access to Steve Jobs before the renowned Apple leader died in October, Walter Isaacson has written an impressive biography of an exceptionally complex, peculiar, and influential personality. Steve Jobs (Simon & Schuster, $35) not only portrays the famous corporate creator in all his brashness, charm, obsessiveness, brilliance, and repulsiveness. The book also chronicles the dominant roles Jobs played in shaping the personal computer and altering the music, computer animation, and phone industries. Isaacson declares Jobs “the greatest executive of our era, the one most certain to be remembered a century from now.”

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$38.00
ISBN: 9781451648539
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 24th, 2011

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ISBN: 9781501127625
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 15th, 2015

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention - Manning Marable

Encyclopedic in its approach, Manning Marable’s Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Viking, $30) provides the most comprehensive and penetrating portrait yet of the legendary black activist. Marable, a historian who died on the eve of this book’s publication, drew on diaries, letters, FBI and CIA documents, and interviews with people who had been silent for decades. He peels away the layers of myth that have arisen around Malcolm as a result of Malcolm’s own memoir and the efforts of both supporters and opponents after his assassination in 1965 at the age of 39. The result is a biography that meticulously charts the complex and contradiction-filled evolution of Malcolm’s political and religious beliefs and also sets Malcolm’s life within the larger context of 20th-century racial developments.

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$22.00
ISBN: 9780143120322
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2011

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